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. california voters face a tough choice at the poll today. raise taxes or get hit with massive budget cuts. it's an issue that would have nationwide ramifications. but first, here's a look at what's happening in the world and what we have been covering here on "cbs this morning." >> after all the rallies, after the millions of dollars of ads, it all comes down to you. >> this is the day when voters choose the next president of the united states. >> early voting has really been key to the obama campaign strategy. they are leading in the early vote in almost every battleground state. >> one day away from a fresh start. one day away from the first day of a new beginning. >> i talked to a top campaign ad last night. he said romney was confident and that they're feeling good. >> the election may be already over, actually, and we don't know it. >> it's going to be a narrow race. we're even or ahead in nearly every one of these battleground states. >> you know the governor like i do, he's not someone to sit around until the job is done. >> the nor'easter is sure to make life harder for sandy's victim
the mississippi highway patrol. more than a thousand utility crews from as far away as california and canada are being staged at citi field, home to the new york mets. >> we're in hand to hand combat. we are just going block to block putting up facilities that have been damaged by those winds and/or the floods. >> reporter: john is in charge of power restoration for new york's largest electric company. con ed has restored power to 800,000 customers but have 150,000 to go before a coastal storm sweeps in mid week. >> it may slow down the troops that are out there doing restoration. >> reporter: on new jersey's long beach island, homeowners, including this woman, were finally allowed to check the damage. >> the bottom fell out, so we were lucky that the house is still standing. we had seen pictures of the house, so we knew it had been badly damaged, but still seeing it is painful. >> reporter: meanwhile, the gas lines could get longer. the nor'easter could knock out power to some of the pumps that's just been restored. jim axelrod, cbs news, new york. >> with that nor'easter on its way up the
be california and states like new york, president obama starts with 237 electoral votes. governor romney starts with 1919 electoral votes from states like texas and georgia that traditionally vote for the republicans. if you look at the easiest path for the president, because he had 237 at that start he has more pathways to that magical 270. his easiest path would be if he were to win florida. that would mean he would only have to win one of the remaining eight battleground states to get to 27 0. governor romney has a tougher path. if he were to win florida and then also to win ohio and virginia and north carolina that's four of the biggest states, that would still only get him to 266 electoral votes. he'd need one of the remaining five battleground states, scott, to get to 270. >> pelley: john, thank you. john, bob, norah o'donnell and our entire campaign 2012 team will bring you election night coverage beginning the moment the first polls close tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. eastern time. a week ago tonight hurricane sandy crashed ashore. we learned today that the death toll is up to 119 in nine state
into this? we'll visit the california >>> on election day some voters in los angeles will have to choose between two long time congressmen. as john blackstone reports their campaign is one of the most bitter and expensive in the country even though the candidates have a lot in common. >> reporter: as the election closes in brad sherman and howard berman know its time to close the deal with voters. from their names to their receding hair lines they appear so similar voters may have a hard time telling them apart. >> they have rhyming names, they are both jewish. >> reporter: jonah lowenfeld writes for the jewish journal. >> they are both liberal and their voting records are similar. >> reporter: they are both lawyers. ucla alums, family man, but above all they are both democrats. battling against each other by california's new top two primary system and redistricting. >> after redistricting wasn't there some way you guys could work this out? >> we each had a great idea what the other guy should do but the other guy didn't listen. >> the 30th congressional district isn't big enough for bot
snow will reach from washington state to central california. >>> on cbs moneywatch it's do or die for snack maker hostess and the hiring outlook for the next crop of college graduates, ashley morrison is here in new york with more. >> reporter: this could be the day when hostess brand goes out of business. the maker of twinkies, won bread and other products say it may liquidate its business as early as today unless striking workers go back to work. 18,000 workers would lose their job. the company shut three plants earlier this week. some employees will return to work. continued concerns about the fiscal cliff in the u.s. slowed down stocks in asia. hong kong's hang seng grew up and the nikkei added 2%. wall street stocks posted a third consecutive decline driven by weak retail forecasts and higher unemployment claims. the dow lost 28 points on thursday. nasdaq ended nine points lower. investors will be watching today's meeting between president obama and congressional leaders for signs of a break in the fiscal cliff negotiations. federal reserve chairman says banks are keeping the
. power companies from virginia to california have sent equipment and workers to help. >> all this food is being thrown out. >> reporter: the cavalry will arrive a bit too late to save paul nick kapblg's inventory at his restaurant overlooking new york harbor. a six figure loss. you don't seem too upset by this. >> listen, you wrap your wounds and heal and go on. >> reporter: if the power does come back, paul nicaj says he will kate err wedding reception at his restaurant tomorrow, scott, for 150 guests. >> pelley: no power means no gasoline as hundreds of gas stations in new jersey and long island are in the dark. seth doane is in oceanside, new york, where fuel and patience are running out. >> hey! you're not cutting in here. bull (bleep), don't give me that bull (bleep), i've been waiting here four hours! >> reporter: on long island, gas lines are long. >> i was on line. i was on (bleep)ing line and somebody had to pull out of their driveway. >> don't tell me. >> reporter: the line leading to the hess station in rockville center stretched for a mile. steven petricone waited for eight
, torching that garage. the thief is still at large. what a mess. over what? >>> a california woman just days away from losing a $23 million jackpot. >> thanks to her daughter she is going to get those winnings. turns out the woman didn't know she had the winning ticket. her daughter recognized her mother from a liquor store surveillance photo in the newspaper, and it turns out the woman had left that winning ticket in the car. the the woman went to her car and she found it just in time. >>> wusa is appealing a decision by the federal communications commission requiring the station to let pro-life independent presidential candidate randall terry buy commercial time. the s pc rules require stations to give reasonable access to the ads for candidates of federal office and terry is on the balance loipt west virginia but not in maryland, virginia, or d.c. in its brief to the fcc wusa argued that its signal does not reach west virginia and therefore it should not be required to run the ad. the commission ruled that wusa's signal reaches enough west virginians to meet the requirements 9news viewed
to help and they expect to suck out about 10 million gallons of water. from california, 70 power trucks are being air lifted here to help restore power. but the bottom line, charlie, is the more -- the quicker the power is restored, the sooner congestion will be reduced. charlie, norah? >> jim axle rodriguez, thank you. >>> the cia is fighting back against charges it did not respond to the attack on the american consulate in benghazi, libya. senior intelligence officials say 25 minutes after the first call for help, cia operatives were on their way to rescue the consulate staff. ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans were killed in the assault. sharyl attkisson shows new documents. a libyan police officer was shown taking photos before the attack. >>> the jobs report is due out this morning. it could have an impact on the presidential race. wall street expects to see positive numbers. rebecca jarvis is here with a preview. good morning. >> good morning to you. if analysts are on target with their estimates later this morning, we will learn that last month the economy a
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